On the road to the reigning champions, Bothasig this weekend
The Macaws are on the road this weekend and will again see how far their new program is coming. Games between these two teams have always been tight and then one or two poor innings by Macaws always blows the game open. Will the Knights do the same this weekend or will the Macaws show that they are building something good?
Last weekend the Macaws were beaten by Yankees after they lost their starter, Josh Rich, to illness shortly before game time. The double headers meant two starters were needed so an emergency starter was summoned, but could not do the job for his team.
This weekend there is only one game so all pitchers will be firing for both teams.
Bothasig have lost quite a few young players as they are in Mexico with the SA u23’s so the replacements will have to pick up the slack in their absence. Jared “TumTum” Elario may be summoned back earlier than expected from injury, but I doubt coach Raymond Tew will risk longterm injury if he is not ready. Maybe even a surprise inclusion of SA player, Brett Willemburg, could be on the cards to bolster the ‘Sig team.
Macaws will be looking for a good start from either Josh Rich or Grant Robertson so that the hitters won’t have to chase the game like they had to against Yankees last weekend. Paul Bell will be leading the offense and will be encouraging his young hitters to explode out of the blocks against a weaker than usual knights team.
Macaws coach Greg Willemburg returns to Bothasig to face the team that he assisted last season. Will he come out tops or will Bothasig, with the SigNation in full force, spoil his return??